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Black Politics in Mississippi to 1965

Chris Danielson

in After Freedom Summer

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780813037387
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813042350 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813037387.003.0002
Black Politics in Mississippi to 1965

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This chapter discusses black voting and officeholding in Mississippi from the high point of Reconstruction through the disfranchisement of the Constitution of 1890. It ends with the civil rights movement and Freedom Summer in Mississippi but shows that black political efforts were severely limited with the absence of effective federal civil rights enforcement.

Keywords: civil rights; Freedom Summer; black voting

Chapter.  4066 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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